In Memory of Fred Robert Cundell
(Owner of Fred Cundell Plumbing & Heating Ltd.)
Peacefully and with dignity, listening to Elvis sing “How Great Thou Art,” Fred passed away at home after a very brief battle with cancer on Saturday, July 3rd, 2021, with Joanne (LeClaire) his devoted partner of 23 years, and Arrian, his stepson, by his side. He will be forever missed by his stepson Jared (Prince) and Pablo in Toronto and Arrian’s friend Emily (Savage).
Fred was predeceased by his parents Frederick Cundell Senior and Jeanne (Cornellier) and his nephew, Sean Cundell (2019).
Fred will be forever missed and lovingly remembered by all his friends especially John Tessier and John Scullion.
Above all else, Fred’s family was most important to him. He loved them all deeply. Fred leaves behind a devoted extended family who visited him regularly and offered their support throughout his illness. These family members include his brother and best friend, John Cundell (Patricia Newton) of Cundell Stables and his oldest brother Bill (Donna Fraser) in Clermont Florida.
Fred will be lovingly remembered by his many nieces and nephews, Jason Cundell (Veronik Quenneville), Shelly Cundell (Greg Stevenson), James Cundell, Tayler Cundell (Chris Toombs) Cheyenne Cundell, Melanie and Jessica Roy, Koleson, Kashton, Archer, Dayton, Mimi and Nate.
A special thank you goes to his niece, Julie Roy and to his nephew, Guy Roy for all their assistance, support and selflessness throughout Fred’s illness.
Fred Cundell grew up at Cundell Stables in the market area of Ottawa. He was an athlete all his life and played competitive hockey, lacrosse and football. He played lacrosse competitively for the Oshawa Green Gaels and won the Minto Cup. He was inducted into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1992. Fred was drafted to the Syracuse Stingers in the NLL. He declined the draft which turned out to be a wise decision and instead chose plumbing as a profession. Fred became a master plumber and the owner and operator of Fred Cundell Plumbing and Heating Ltd. for over 45 years. He was a successful and well-respected businessman in the community and because of his success, Cundell Plumbing and Heating Ltd. will continue in his name.
Fred enjoyed a simple life of travel, gardening, the casino, eating in the best restaurants, attending the fairs, watching hockey, football, soccer, lacrosse and spending time with Joanne, his extended family, and his faithful dog, Henrietta.
A special thank you goes out to Dr. Whetter, Dr. Debb, The Palliative Team, nurses Jennifer, Monica, Jessica and the PSW’s who assisted in Fred’s excellent care.
If friends or family wish to remember Fred, a donation to the Humane Society or to the Cancer Society in his name would be appreciated.
Fred’s Funeral and Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 28 at Heritage Funeral Complex, 1250 Trim Road in Orleans, Ontario. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am and the Funeral will follow at 11:30 am. If a Luncheon is allowed, it will follow the Funeral Celebration.
All are welcome. Masks are mandatory and we will be following Covid restrictions.
Online condolences may be shared at: www.heritagefh.ca
My deepest condolences to all of Fred’s family and friends … I remember fondly the years playing pick up hockey with him in nets .. he was always joking around and making us laugh … his joy of life was infectious … i saw him a few weeks before he passed and even then he had a big smile and a jokes despite it all … he loved life and lived it well … he was one of a kind and will be very missed .. my prayers are with his repose and his family at these difficult times. God Bless .
Our deepest sympathies to Joanne and the family. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you all, in these difficult times. Thank you for being a wonderful friend Fred and for being my best man at our wedding. Without your presence at our wedding, our special day would not have been so special. We are grateful to have known you. You make us laugh, cry and everything in between. You were simply the best Fred, we will miss you a lot.
Our condolences to the family.
Fred was a key member of any lacrosse team and always gave our team a great chance to win when he was in the nets. I will remember Fred as a gentleman, calm, cool, dignified on and off the floor, a trait rare among competitive contact sports competitors. My thoughts have been with you Joanne, John, Patricia and family.